Superintendent, Milling
First Quantum Minerals
Colon, Panamá
hace 1 día

Job description :

Purpose of the Role :

Lead and manage the mechanical maintenance team at wet plant, including milling- and cycloning, to ensure optimum plant availability and performance.

Provide innovative engineering solutions and develop strategies for plant optimization.

Key area : Promote safe, healthy and fair work environment

Duties :

  • Develop and continually improve standard safe working procedures and actively participate in HSE initiatives;
  • Carry out formal workplace inspections on a routine basis;
  • Ensure employees work in compliance with H&S (e.g. isolation, lock out and tag out), quality and environmental standards and procedures; and
  • Enforce housekeeping standards in all designated work areas.
  • Key area : Establish steady state performance of wet plant maintenance functions

    Duties :

  • Train and develop the local Panamanian workforce to global benchmark standards;
  • Assistance to hiring of key technical staff to train team to cope world class milling plant;
  • Ensure that maintenance plans are created and implemented;
  • Ensure sufficient spare and wear part levels at optimum level for the maintenance budget;
  • To create and implement SOP’s;
  • Manage and coordinate daily corrective actions; and
  • Develop long term preventative and predictive maintenance practices.
  • Key area : Execute mechanical maintenance plan to meet established targets

    Duties :

  • Work with managers and superintendents (Planning, Engineering & Plant) to ensure that wet plant equipment of a metallurgical process plant operates according to Standard Operating Procedures (and that all machinery / equipment is maintained according to supplier recommendation and industry best practices) within determined budgets and meet demand;
  • Ensure that all wet plant preventive and predictive maintenance plans are in accordance with the needs of the operation that activities are planned and scheduled via a computerized maintenance management system;
  • Ensure that economical spares inventories are established and maintained. Actively seek alternative suppliers to meet quality and cost targets;
  • Provide input to shutdown planning in coordination with Planner(s) so that plant availability is maximized and contractor resources is minimized.
  • Systematically develop methods, materials, tools and parts so downtime is minimal;
  • Provide technical support for the mechanical maintenance personnel on a daily basis to maximize production and efficiencies and optimize costs;
  • Report on maintenance activities and performance indicators; and
  • Manage budget for PM, upgrades (installation of new equipment) and plant parts inventory.
  • Key area : Collaborate with E&M and Reliability teams and related functions to optimize efficiencies

    Duties :

  • Evaluate plant performance to identify and initiate reliability and plant optimization opportunities; and
  • Review plant design for debottlenecking and efficiency / operability improvement and provide financial justification for related capital projects.
  • Key area : Provide leadership to the team

    Duties :

  • Manage a team responsible wet plant mechanical maintenance activity;
  • Ensure that shifts are appropriately staffed. Participate in the interviewing, hiring, training and development in an effort to retain and develop the best talent for the organization;
  • Provide clear work objectives and expectations of the performance levels required to achieve business plans and production goals.
  • Manage performance by setting expectations, conducting performance reviews, and providing feedback and coaching;
  • Work with Human Resources and E&M management to identify training opportunities that provide depth and versatility for all new and advancing maintenance employees with particular focus on local Panamanian staff.
  • Determine training and development needs, develop plans and establish performance metrics to meet those needs, and provide ongoing assessment tools to ensure desired results are being achieved; and

  • Promote a positive employee environment ensuring a continuation of the solid working relationship with all employees.
  • Act as deputy for senior colleagues as required
  • Qualifications :

  • Mechanical Engineer Degree; and / or
  • Related Trade Certificate to Heavy Fixed Plant Equipment
  • E xperience :

  • Worked in mining or heavy industry;
  • Experience with alrge Semi-Autogenous Grinding Mill circuits;
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in a maintenance role; 5 years of which should be in Senior Supervisory capacity;
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards or other enterprise systems;
  • Strong user of maintenance management systems and overall MS Office is an advantage;
  • Plant specific experience on large SAG, ball mills and mill pumping systems; and
  • Spanish language is an advantage.
  • Behavioural Traits :

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Team player and results orientated;
  • Highly motivated & driven;
  • Methodological and organized;
  • Relate and communicate to people on all levels; and
  • Good Problem Solving ability & Patient attitude.
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